Hydra is an island of the Saronic Gulf that lies in the middle of beautiful blue waters, close to the Eastern Peloponnese shore. The island is one of the favourite stop during a sailing yacht charters in Greece among the Saronic Gulf islands. Its area of 52 square kilometres provides living to 2.387 inhabitants. Hydra is a rocky mountain chain of 20 kilometres and width 1,5 to 6 kilometres. The island has got poor soil and its highest pick is mountain Eros (592 m.). It is 35 miles away from Piraeus. Hydra’s climate is Mediterranean, dry and mild with cool summers and mild winters. The north winds, which blows to the island, take away the haze of the sea and create a bright and clean horizon. The beautiful roads and alleys, paved with slabs and the houses, adorned with flowers, give to the island of Hydra a touch of magic and a romantic mood. Its worth visiting the Manors of the Island and watch the harbour from down the hill.
Also, to admire the sunset from "Periptero" and "Spilia" and to visit the 6 Monasteries and the 300 churches of Hydra. The town which is the centre of the whole island, is built amphitheatrically around the port. It looks glamorous like an art-paint, with grey, white and blue colours above the blue of the sea, an exemplar of architectonics and aesthetics. Right and left from the entrance of the port, there are the Parapets with the Canons, which protected the town. The road leads to the location "Gymnastirio" and to the piny area of the Temple of Saint Fotini. The road which begins from the middle of the port, leads to "Kala Pigadia" and it ascends to the Temple of Prophet Elias and the Temple of Saint Eutaksia Main characteristic of Hydra is that there are no wheeled vehicles and the transportation of people is being made only by donkeys, a thing that makes the Island even more romantic. The port of Hydra is filled with little and big yachts, boats and cruisers.